1960 was the first year of one of the most tumultuous decades in American history. The change that was beginning to come about was reflected in jazz as well.
In the late 1950s Thelonious Monk’s star finally began to rise. But even as the pianist hit artistic and commercial peaks, other problems began to set in.
Kurt Elling won his first Grammy Sunday night, for his John Coltrane tribute CD "Dedicated To You."
Night Lights' annual holiday tribute celebrates the season with plenty of cool-Yule jazz from Chet Baker, Bob Brookmeyer, John Coltrane, Shorty Rogers and more.
Tom Wilson, who produced some of the 1960s' most monumental rock records, started out in the 1950s by recording jazz artists such as Sun Ra on his own label.
Hank Williams goes pop 'n jazz, Robin D.G. Kelley's new Monk biography is out, and more in the weekly round-up.
Past and present tributes to the saxophonist, including reflections on the Coltrane church and a heads-up on a Trane-set bargain.
John Coltrane revolutionized the sound of modern jazz and wrote a number of compositions that have become jazz standards.
Impulse Records gained renown in the 1960s for its progressive-vanguard releases, but it also released some jazz-vocal LPs by singers such as Johnny Hartman.
Jazz criticism first emerged in the 1930s and has played a role not only in how the music's been heard, but sometimes in the way it's been made.